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Mary C. (Middleton) Rush, 90, of Crystal River, FL passed away March, 18, 2017 at Cypress Cove Care Center in Crystal River, FL. Mary was born in Atlantic City, NJ, the fifth of six children to William and Catherine Middleton, and moved to South Boston, MA in early childhood. Mary subsequently lived in Quincy, MA before settling in Holbrook, MA from 1956 until 1994. During this period, Mary served as Den Mother for Cub Scout Pack 56, St Joseph's Church, Holbrook. She also was active in the St Joseph's Choir, the Sacred Heart Choir in Weymouth MA, and the Holbrook Community Chorus. Mary moved to Crystal River, FL in 1994, and was a member of St. Benedict's Choir in Crystal River.
Mary was the wife of the late William J. Rush. She is survived by son Richard Rush (Elaine) of Minnesota, daughter Carol Ann Deckelmann of Crystal River, grandsons Andrew Rush of Minnesota and Robert Deckelmann of Maryland, and granddaughter Catherine Thein of Crystal River. Mary was also the sister of the late Helen Cronin, Florence Gavin, Dorothy Booth, William Middleton, and Carol Brady. Mary also is survived by several nieces and nephews.
The family thanks Cypress Cove Care Center for their care and professionalism over the last six years. Family and friends may call at the Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River on Thursday March, 23, 2017 from 6 – 8 PM. Funeral Mass will be held Friday March 24th 10:00am at St Benedict's Catholic Church Crystal River, Florida. Interment to follow at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the in Mary's memory at www.alz.org. Arrangements are under the direction of Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Mar. 22, 2017
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